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First PH-made train to operate this May

Posted on Wednesday, 24 April 2019 05:23 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The country’s first domestically-made hybrid electric train will soon start operations, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) announced on Wednesday. In a Facebook post, the DOST...

Online child abuse leading cybercrime in PH

Posted on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 01:05 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has noted that online child abuse is the top cybercrime in the Philippines. According to UNICEF Country Representative Julia Rees, the...

New human species found in Philippine cave

Posted on Thursday, 11 April 2019 05:27 PM | No Comments
New species of ancient humans were found in Callao cave in the Philippines. The discovery was announced on the website of the multidisciplinary science journal, Nature on Wednesday (April 10)....

LOOK: The first captured image of a black hole

Posted on Thursday, 11 April 2019 04:03 PM | No Comments
For the first time ever, astronomers were able to capture the image of a black hole at the center of Messier 87 galaxy, 55m light years from Earth. It is...

LTO to open driver’s license renewal kiosks at malls

Posted on Friday, 29 March 2019 12:06 PM | No Comments
QUEZON CITY, Philippines — The Land Transportation Office (LTO) is planning to deploy self-service driver’s license renewal kiosks in malls across the country to help ease long queues and address...

PH to operate first locally-made commuter train soon

Posted on Wednesday, 27 March 2019 01:59 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Railways (PNR) will soon roll out its first-ever domestically-made train developed by the Department of Science and Technology – Metals Industry Research and Development...

South Korea deters smartphone ‘zombies’ with flickering lights

Posted on Tuesday, 19 March 2019 01:05 PM | No Comments
(REUTERS) A city in South Korea, which has the world’s highest smartphone penetration rate, has installed flickering lights and laser beams at a road crossing to warn “smartphone zombies” to...

Philippine Team wins 2018 NASA Space Apps Challenge

Posted on Friday, 22 February 2019 11:12 AM | No Comments
QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Out of the 1,395 teams around the world, Philippine team iNON won first place in the 2018 NASA Space App Challenge Best Galactic Impact category with...

Facebook needs independent ethical oversight: UK lawmakers

Posted on Monday, 18 February 2019 09:38 AM | No Comments
LONDON (Reuters) – Facebook and other big tech companies should be subject to a compulsory code of ethics to tackle the spread of fake news, the abuse of users’ data...

Mars Opportunity rover ends 15-year mission

Posted on Thursday, 14 February 2019 09:57 AM | No Comments
Scientists announced Wednesday (February 13) that the Mars Opportunity Rover has officially ended its illustrious 15-year career of scientific exploration. NASA lost touch with ‘Oppy’ on June 10, 2018 following...